Dominic Beattie London, UK, b. 1981

Biography

Dominic Beattie (b.1981, London) is an abstract painter/sculptor and furniture designer. His work is based upon Modernist principles, specifically ideas of innovation and experimentation with abstraction, and an emphasis on materials, techniques and processes. His new works are a continuation of his exploration into colour and pattern. With each new series over the last few years he has to developed a more nuanced painting language. 

 

This series, like many others, has been informed by an interest in textiles and an attempt to translate the hands-on artisanal approach to craft into painting. The series is directly informed by vintage crochet blankets found at car boot fairs and charity shops. He was inspired by the intense colours  and simple grid based patterns of the blankets. Early attempts at painting them were very simple direct copies of the styles he found, they have recently mutated into something more akin to a glyphic language.

 

Beattie has recently exhibited his work at The Saatchi Gallery, The Royal Academy, JGM Gallery and Fold Gallery. In 2015 he won the UK/Raine prize for painting. In 2018 he curated the exhibition ‘Harder Edge’ (A Multigenerational Survey of Recent Abstraction) featuring 17 artists at The H Club, Covent Garden, and later toured to the Saatchi Gallery. In 2019 he co curated ‘HABITAT: artist furniture or things that might be confused as furniture’ at JGM Gallery. He has had solo exhibitions at JGM Gallery and FOLD, UK.

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